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. 92% of germans. when you look at a place like, say, israel, if the election happened here, the landslide would be romney's. he's gained enormous support there after he visited and has been vocally supportive of potential israeli action against iran's nuclear facilities. >> michelle, thank you. >>> we want to let you know right here, brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> it's time for a look at the weather and the nor'easter headed our way. bill karins is live for us down in democracy plaza. not a bad gig. good morning, bill. >> good morning, veronica. the sun is coming up on the east coast. this will be the scene for nbc news, the place to be and the place to watch as we go throughout tuesday night. this place will be mobbed, democracy plaza. the ice rink in the bottom, it's actually a map of the united states. lit be filled with red or blue depending on who wins what states as they're called on nbc news. >>> we have issues with the forecast, too.
with the u.s. as far as washington is willing to go. israel offered muted congratulations. they had strongly supported romney. we're even hearing from the taliban in pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy that we'll continue to fight. for obama, only hours after winning his next term, he's getting his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron who in a tweet today called obama his friend. he was interviewed on the border with jordan and syria and said that they must do something now. he wants balk's help to assist the people of syria to save them from the slaughter he said is going on there, to put more pressure on the assad regime and to help the rebels. lynn? >> now the work begins. michelle, thanks so much. affirmative action. smoking marijuana for pleasure and defining marriage. how did the states vote? >>> plus president obama's vision for america over the next four years and beyond in his own words. >>> a big storm exiting the east coast is going to affect travel all the way across the country. al
. >>> some rodents is israel are now considered valuable assets. a security company displayed new bomb detecting technology that relies on these little guys. the mice are placed in a scanner and react to different odors blown their way. company officials say the mice flee from potentially dangerous skrents and this technology -- >>> some of the titanic's most valuable treasurers are seeing the light of day. for the very first time most of the jewelry from the titanic will be on display with a three-city tour. the pieces include diamond, sapphire rings, broaches and a gold pocket watch. the exhibition is meant to show the public the wonder of deep sea exploration. >>> just in case you have an extra $500,000 to throw around, this is what you can buy. the new lamborghini roadster was unveiled in singapore, an area that of course has a high concentration of millionaires. boasting a $445,000 price tag and an equally impressive engine, the luxury model can go from zero to 60 in three seconds flat and reach top speeds of over 200 miles per hour. >> you know what that feels like? >> absolutely
israel and gaza, and there are fears of a war
. a war could break out as israeli troops are along the benghazi border. fired rockets deep into israel and hitting near the commercial capital of tel aviv and jerusalem. hamas targets have hit and fired more than 450 rockets. so far, 20 people have been killed. most of those palestinians. >>> closer to home, marla, nothing short of problematic on capitol hill. david petraeus testifying on capitol hill. the focus is the september attacks on the u.s. embassy in benghazi. the hearing was not open to the public or the media. committee chair peter king said petraeus testified that he, quote, he thought he made it all along he made it clear there was terrorist involvement, unquote when he briefed the committee on september 14th. >> today was that from the start and he told us this was a terrorist attack of the terrorist involvement from the start. i said i had different recollections of that. the overwhelming almost of evidence was that it was a demonstration and not a terrorist attack. >> king also adds there is question right now whether the obama administration changed the initial talking
broadcast tonight, on the edge of war in the middle east. israel and hamas, exchanging fire, and poised to invade.
laureate . >> i think we are one step short of an all out ground operation in gaza. >> israel, and deadly attacks on hamas. the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending. or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile, law makers are waging partisan battles over u.n. ambassador susan wright. whether it makes her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings, brought david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that is sending shock waves through the capital. for the president, post election trip, but no vocation after a busy week. brian mohr, nbc news, washington. >> in the bay area, a storm headed our way. right now. for the latest. we want to check in with rob. >> we are watching the rain. flig ma flying mainly to the north of the golden gate bridge. north bay. marin. along highway 101. seeing the rain there. back out to the coast. out towards bodega bay. and moderate rain coming in. not quite down to the golden gate
. the truce between israel and hamas was agreed upon on wednesday. leaders from both sides are still working out the details, including lifting the blockade on gaza. >>> still to come at 5:00, he had one of television's most recognizable faces and voices from the 1950s to the '80s. we take a look back at the life of larry hagman. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. so call unitedhealthcare now to enroll or learn more. with this plan, you can save 40% or more on your copays by using a preferred network pharmacy, like walgreens. for example, a network copay of $4 becomes a preferred network copay of $1 when you fill your prescription at any of the 8,000 convenient walgreens locations. so call and enroll today. remember, the premium is just $15 a month. don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. aarp medicarerx saver plus. call now or visit yo
, was hailed as a hero for helping to broker that cease-fire between israel and hamas. well, days later he surprised just about everybody by awarding himself sweeping new powers back home in egypt. that triggered a wave of violence in the streets. it brought crowds and protesters back to the familiar confines of tahrir square. tonight, the president of egypt is embarking on a campaign of damage control. our report from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in cairo. >> reporter: a day of mourning across egypt, in cairo, thousands paid respects to a protester killed by police. and in alexandria, a funeral for the member of the muslim brotherhood, just fifteen years old. both were victims of the riots that broke out after president morsy gave himself sweeping new powers. it ignited a wave of protests among them, and loyal supporters fighting in the streets. the muslim brotherhood were to blame, we elected them, thought they would lift us up, but they threw us to the ground. i will never vote for them again in my life, this woman says, many believe that morsy over-reached, and he moved quickly to oversee the
states considering how much money the u.s. sends to israel. some context here. this picture was apparently taken at the dead sea some months ago and based on some comments, it's fairly common practice, apparently, to cake yourself with mud as a therapeutic practice. it is a reference to president obama that turns the critic from muddy to black face. black face is a practice, at least in america is racist. we are not talking about any israeli soldier. this is the spokesperson for the army. supposedly a social media expert. he is one of the team doing the tweets and facebook posts. says the idf uses social media for the support for the fight against hamas. back to you. >>> strange story. christina loren is back here to tell us it will be wet and you better be ready. >> that's right, jon and marla. make sure i get it right. i get so excited when the storms approach. what i can tell you is, in my two years of meteorology here in the san francisco bay area, i have never seen a run of storms like we're expecting over the next few days. every time i check, we're right on time. you
. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working with al jazeera tv. they examined arafat's toothbrush and hat and found traces of radioactive polonium 210. ten times more toxic than cyanide. the question now is, will they find it on his bones? >> the likelihood of being able to detect polonium 210 this long after contamination i think is very low. >> reporter: in that case, how did they find it on his clothes? the tests could raise more questions than it answers. yasser arafat, controversial in life, his death still a riddle. martin fletcher, nbc news, ramallah, the west bank. >>> in this country and parts of this area in fact, life remains at a cold dark standstill for so many after sandy arrived one month ago. and those looking for comparisons have wondered how sandy and the damage from the storm stacks up against what happened in katrina. nbc's katy tur is with us from the hard hit jersey shore tonight. katy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. that is cer
. broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. >>> is the middle east on the brink of war? israel launches one of its most ferocious attacks on gaza. israeli millty hit 20 targets today, one of them a pinpoint air strike that killed a hamas commander. israel says it's in response to the repeated rocket attacks by palestinian militants in gaza. hamas is already threatening retaliation. >>> anti-abortion laws in ireland are coming under fire after a woman died after being denied procedure. 31-year-old was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to the hospital in october complaining of extreme pain. doctors told her she was having a miss carriage, because of the law they could not perform an abortion if they could still hear the heartbeat. the pain kept getting worse and she died from a blood infection. the incident is sparking protests around the country and top lawmakers are now asking whether the law needs to be changed. raj. >>> an environmental milestone for california with the start of its cap and trade program. they began auction s permits for green house gas emissions and places a c
there's no end in sight. the fighting is intensifying in the middle east as israel announces a bold move. >> janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gads za today to broker a truce. that attempt failed. both sides racheted up the attacks instead. palestinian mill tanlts fired more rockets from gaza today, some landing near jerusalem and tel aviv. the israeli air force responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans
of peace in the middle east, hamas' military wing is claiming victory over israel. what they say proves they won the border conflict. stay with us. >>> in the middle east tonight the military wing of hamas is declaring victory over israel. thousands of supporters celebrated on this first day of calm after this brokered truce by egypt. this was the worst cross-border fighting in eight years. israeli leaders say they achieved their goals and inflicted heavy damage on the militants. hamas said the decision not to send in ground troops was a testament to their power. an arab man was detained for protestanting the bomb that injured 15 people. officials say the investigation is still under way and more arrests are expected. the bombing has raised concerns that palestinian militants are slipping in from the nearby west bank. the israeli army says it will continue to maintain order to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into the community, especially after yesterday's truce. >>> still ahead, tragedy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young bay area woman who died in a traffic crash
continue. benjamin netanyahu says israel is ready to expand the gaza operation. the country continued air strikes on targets on the gaza strip on fifth day of fighting. medical officials say two air strikes killed a child and injured a dozen other people at a refugee camp. israel launched nearly 1,000 air strikes since the beginning of the operation earlier this week. nearly 50 palestinians including a number of children have been killed since the fighting started last week. [ speaking foreign language ] >> a rocket launch in gaza today surprised a french journalist and her crew. the journalist and her cameraman were finishing a taped report when a rocket shot into the area nearby. she was reporting on a media center hit by an israeli air strike. >>> new this morning, a body has been found in the gulf of mexico not far from where an oil rig went up in flames earlier this week. that body is believed to be that of a worker missing since the fire on friday. it started as workers were using a torch to cut an oil line. four workers are now badly burn and being treated at the hospital. 11 other
between israel and hamas appears to be holding. eamon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. well, for the first time in nine days, we're not hearing the sounds of israeli drones or fighter jets above us. we're not hearing any air strikes. ordinary palestinians are going about their business. shops are reopening. the question on everyone's mind, though, will this cease-fire last? >> on the streets of gaza, celebration and joy late into the night. days of intense negotiations finally leading to a fragile but critical cease-fire. >> we're at the hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm return. this is a critical moment for the region. >> but the nighttime celebrations gave way to gaza's daytime realities. families sent up mourning tents to receive condolences. officials here say more than 160 palestinians were killed. for thousands of palestinians, the calm gave them a chance to return to their abandoned homes for the first time in days when israel dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate the area, he did. in the last attack on gaza, his brother was killed and their
toward an outcome that bolsters security for the people of israel. improved conditions for the people of gaza and move toward a comprehensive peace. >> while the sides talk peace, gaza remained a war zone. daylight revealed the scope of israel's destruction. this it claimed were the hamas terror hubs. this government building was the intended target. there was no one here at the time of the strike. instead, it's the regular people who live like this one behind me that are paying the ultimate price. it's what israel calls collateral damage. >> it's forced thousands of palestinian to turn to u.n. schools turned into makeshift shelters like this one. factions remain defiant. >> speaking about the cease-fire, boom, they're shooting off. >> israel warned it's prepared to invade gaza. for now, it's relying on the superior air power. overnight it struck tens of targets including this key bridge, effectively cutting gaza in half. while the rockets and missiles fly and efforts are in full swing, still anyone's guess which way this war will go. >> secretary of state clinton has arrived in cairo
eight days of conflict. israel had threatened a ground invasion in the gaza and stationed tanks and soldiers along the border. as part of the cease-fire agreement brokered with the help of president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton, the two sides must now work out a plan to open the borders of the palestinian territory. at this hour it's still unclear whether that truce will hold. the violence in gaza is the worst that region has seen in four years. a total of 161 palestinians were killed during relentless rocket strikes from israel. >>> 5:04. chevron will be under the microscope in richmond as it repairs its damaged refinery. the company is required to share documentation during the repair process and if the repairs don't seem aduate, the city may force chevron to redo them. chevron has said it will rebuild the unit to previous specifications, but will replace some vulnerable pipes with stronger metal. several members of the city council say they want to make sure chevron is focused on making safety improvements, not just fixing what's broken. >>> a san diego inmate
-fire between israel and hamas. days later he surprised just about everybody awarding himself sweeping new powers back home in egypt that triggered a wave of violence out in the streets. critics say the new powers are authoritarian. supporters say morsi had to act to t to rein in egypt's powerful judges who are accused of stalling the transition to democracy. >>> overnight protesters clashing with police there. a handful of protesters throwing rocks at authorities, who responded with tear gas. so far two are dead and more than 500 injured, including at least 160 police. >>> today at noon outside the marine corps recruiting center in berkeley, protesters will gather in solidarity with wikileaks whistleblower bradley manning. the army private will testify today during a pretrial hearing at ft. meade. he's trying to avoid a trial by claiming he has already been punished enough by being locked up alone in a small cell and having to sleep naked for several nights. manning is charged with the biggest security breach in u.s. history by sending hundreds of thousands of classified war logs and tabl
regime. we are in close contact with countries like jordan who immediately border syria and israel who is already having grave concerns as we do, for example, about movement of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. and that could have an impact not just within syria but on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the syrian opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they've had in the past. we're going to be talking to them, my envoys will be traveling to various meetings that will be taking place with the international community and opposition. we consider them a legitimate representative of the aspirations of the syrian people. we're not yet prepared to recognize them as some sort of government in exile. but we do think that it is a broad-based representative group. one of the questions we're going to continue to press is making sure that that opposition is committed to a democratic syria, an inclusive syria, a moderate syria. we have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition. and one of the things t
is flaring up once again along the border between israel and gaza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence. one man is dead. nine others are hurt. a hamas leader says today's violence will have no effect on the ceasefire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in gaza. leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce. it includes lifting restrictions along the boarder to allow palestinians and goods to travel more freely. >>> its first day of the holiday shopping season, and black friday appeared to put investors in a buying mood. trading finished early today and the dow jumped 173 points, closing above 13,000. that's the highest close since election day. the nasdaq jumped 30 points. and it's not just black friday shoppers that set the mood. traders were also encouraged by economic signals out of germany and china. >>> bay area shoppers definitely in the buying mood this black friday, starting actually last night. our business and tech reporter scott budman just got back from the mall. scott, lots of discounts for those brave enough
israel and the united states consider hamas a terrorist organization. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, it's a distinction that universities don't want. the bay area school, though, near the top of this dubious list. >>> and a blockbuster acquisition that never was. google tied to a takeover deal the company is now calling a hoax. >>> and a celebration filled with secret information. how sensitive information might have been leaked in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. already a cool night on tap with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s from san francisco to napa, and santa rosa also about 59. and get ready. a wet week ahead. we're tracking a series of storms to let you know hen the rain arrives, coming up in a few minutes. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> if you were on facebook this weekend, you may have noticed your friends posting a
-- the peace process with israel. >> the only way to make life better for both israelis and palestinians is solve the issues that separate us. it's through direct peace talks. and we're ready. i frankly don't understand the palestinians, how they expect to make peace if they refuse to talk to us. >> reporter: the palestinians say it's now or never. >> we are moving ahead, as well, the u.s. and a handful of countries will find themselves on the wrong side of morality, on the wrong side of justice and on the wrong side of the law. >> reporter: one thing this does do is show the palestinian people that there is another way forward besides violence. and this victory, if it comes to that this evening at the united nations, will be a significant step forward for the non-violent approach to the peace process. martin fletcher, nbc news, tel aviv. >>> nasa this morning trying to cool off speculation about what the space agency will announce about mars. this after a scientist said monday's announcement right here in san francisco will be, quote, historic. scott mcgrew, the word historic always rel
of the border in golan heights. israel doesn't believe it was targeted just spillover from the sill war but warns it will respond. the spillover is happening in turkey, syria's neighbor to the north. the syrian opposition appointed a new leader today to try and topple president al asad's regime. and more fallout after possibly the biggest scandal at the bbc. two senior exec it tiffs stepped down after the broadcasting company's top leader resigned. accused of covering up the sex abuse story of a star. the person is believed to have sexually abused children during his 40-year career. the tv station wrongly accused a top politician of child abuse. the broadcasting giant is now facing a major overhaul. jessica? >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, the puppetteer who performs as elmo on sesame street is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. kevin clash says he broke no laws in the relationship between the two consenting adults. sesame workshop says their own investigation cleared kevin clash but they suspended him on internet use. clash is normally behind the scenes
families to the u.s. >>> overseas violence is flaring up again between israel and gatza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence tonight. one man is dead, nine others are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judicial review, protesters hit the streets. muhammad morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-morsi protesters, who claim that he's made a power grab that will make him a virtual dictator. about five miles from here, there are apequal number of supporters who believe morsi when he says it
's yours? >> mine is something my friend drew hammer gave me. we went to israel this april. we looked down where herad had a palace and there was a stone there exactly like a real heart, and she had just come through a 27-year marriage ending and she felt like she had a heart of stone. that was a reminder to let her heart again become soft and tender towards the world. so she set it up, it's called hammeredheart.org. a charitable foundation, all proceeds go to churches around america where ministries help single women in need who have gone through the devastation of divorce. prices start at -- oh, they are expensive. $295, and it is gold and goes to a good cause. >> sara, what do you got? >> decorating my apartment and recently found this amazing blanket. i've been covering up in it all weekend. no, this is actually my favorite thing. it's the gel nail kit, about $79, a gel manicure lasts longer. it's also a little more expensive. this you can do it yourself. i had it on last week, it's amazing. it will save you money in the long run. >> i have a concern about damaging nail beds, i do it o
in future negotiations. the u.s. and israel oppose such recognition saying it is an attempt to by pass negotiations that broke down four years ago. >>> multimillion dollar dreams. the jackpot that has californians heading east to get hopefully the lucky ticket. >>> we'll bring you the hottest gadgets for the holiday season. >>> good evening. we are tracking the storms still on the way tonight after 1.45 inches of rainfall. temperatures drop off into the 50s we find fog developing. i'll have the timing on the next storm in just a few minutes. >>> people across the country have powerball fever even here in california where there is no powerball. in san diego they are driving across the border to arizona to buy powerball tickets for the largest powerball jackpot in history. at this point the jackpot is over $500 million and could get higher before tonight's drawing. lottery officials say tickets are selling at a rate of 160,000 per minute nationwide and they say there is a 75% chance someone will hold the winning numbers tonight. >> people in minnesota don't have to drive far to get their
by israel as violence along the gaza strip continues. people were killed in the latest attacks. that includes the headquarters of a rocket strike aimed at the holy city of jerusalem. they set off 500 rockets with some aimed at jerusalem. the search continues for two workers still missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the coast guard has been searching through the night as federal investigators assess the impact as well. >> something just blew up. >> this is new video taken by a fishing crew as flame ripped through the oil platform. fire started as workers used a torch to cut an oil line on friday. four workers are badly burned and being treated at the hospital. 11 others are also injured. so far it appears no oil is coming from the well. the country of myanmar is getting ready for president obama's historic visit on monday. they are selling t-shirts and coffee cups visiting president obama's image. local business owners believe the visit will reinforce steps towards political and economic reform and bring prosperity to the country. president obama is expected to
head back to school in gaza following eight days of violence between israel and hamas. >>> welcome back to the program. a beautiful shot this morning. alcatraz is clear in san francisco as is much of the bay. if you are going to get out, it's a great day no matter what your plans. even small business saturday shopping. gray thursday, black friday and small business saturday. >> a help for the local businesses. a good cause. the weather will be nice no matter what your plans. patchy fog may slow you down this morning. inland valleys are chilly. upper 30s and low 40s and 50 in san francisco with a light offshore breeze. san francisco is actually mostly clear where we had the fog is around fairfield and santa rosa and sunol. we will see it around 9:00 or 10:00. the central valley fog breaks up to hazy sunshine and patches of low clouds near the coastline. a nice day at upper 60s to near 70 from san francisco to oakland. low to mid 70s to the south to santa cruz and 70s around the trivalley. the seven-day forecast as a big u-turn. lots of wind and rape coming. we will let you know if it wil
the expectation is it will pass very easily. both the u.s. and israel, however, have said they will vote no and have threatened to withhold funding for the west bank government if the resolution passes. >>> a new study finds guantanamo bay detainees would be just fine in u.s. jails. senator dianne feinstein, who shares the senate intelligence committee, says the government report shows moving gitmo detainees to the u.s. would not hurt national security. u.s. prisons apparently hold 373 prisoners convicted of terrorism and there are no major problems. there are 166 detainees at guantanamo bay. >>> 5:21 right now. coming up, a brand new movie about the shooting of oscar grant about to debut at a major film festival. we'll tell you which oscar winner is slated to star in that flick. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursu
president to abandon the effort but he refused. the u.s. and israel say they will vote no on the resolution. >>> closer to home, one of the three men convicted in the infamous kidnapping of a school bus full of students in chowchilla has been denied parole. he will be eligible for parole in three years. this one very historic around here. woods convicted for his kidnapping of the students and their bus driver back in 1976, ultimately burying them alive in a moving van. >> it's a frightening time. >>> two people hold winning tickets to the highest powerball jackpot ever. more than $587 million. lottery officials say the winning tickets were sold in arizona and missouri. not clear whether the tickets were bought by individuals or groups. >> congratulations to all. >> have a great day, everybody. see you at 7:25. >>> good morning. >>> good morning. we have winners, two winning tickets sold in the richest powerball jackpot ever, a whopping $587 million. this morning, the hunt is on for
to israel. now, some context here, the picture was apparently taken at the dead sea some months ago and based on some comments, it's fairly common practice there to cake yourself with mud as a therapeutic practice. it's his reference to president obama that critics say turns it from muddy to black face, a practice that at least in american eyes is racist and degrading. again, this is not just any israeli soldier, this is the head of the department's media desk and spokesperson for the army. the idf has made strong use of social media as it tries to gather worldwide support for its fight against hamas. >>> other news closer to home, a hewlett-packard shareholder has filed a lawsuit against hp for its handling and purchase of british-based autonomy for $11 billion. last week hp said at least $8 billion of that was wasted after it discovered autonomy was not worth the price. the shareholder wants damages from hp because of the money lost because the share price fell. the irony, jon and laura, is that he would be getting damages from a company he in fact owns through his shares. and if
or israel's defense forces created that virus. chevron tells the "wall street journal" it did not do any damage and one can make an educated guess, the united states government could have helped chevron get rid of that worm. >>> lastly, corporate raider carl icahn talked with cnbc about netflix. he said he might actually subject that company to an unfriendly takeover. one way or the other, he says, the company is undervalued and should be an easy company for someone to snap up, particularly considering interest rates are so low. >> thank you very much, scott. >>> well, new this morning, first new jersey and now new york. drivers are going to have to get in line if they want to fill up their tanks in new york city and long island. gas rationing is just getting under way today. this morning police are out in force at gas stations to make sure no one is breaking those rules. we have a live report from a gas station to make sure no one is breaking the rules where rationing has been going on for some time now. >> reporter: good morning. gas rationing is now in effect on long island and here i
is the question of israel. jewish voters traditionally are registered as democrats, but rabbis have been asking questions it their congregations about the president's commitment to israel. florida has the second largest jewish population outside of new york. there are 12 million registered voters in florida. both campaigns have spent a record $192 million to try to win their votes. the prize here, 29 electoral votes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> all right. let's go to colorado now. nine electoral votes up for grabs in that state and nbc's kristen dahlgren is in centennial this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the candidates have been here dozens of times over the past few months. president obama won colorado by 9% back in 2008, but this could be a very different story. all of the polls within the margin of error. now, most coloradoans have already voted in early voting. we can't tell you the count, but we can tell you the breakdown, that is 37% of voters so far have been republican, about 35% have been democrats, and that leaves some 28% with no party
not been available at his home. >>> tenz tension is rising in the middle east as israel's army claims it has made direct hits. on syrian military vehicles. the move comes in retaliation for a syrian mortar shell landing in the israel-controlled golan heights. this as cross-border bombings between turkey and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio, were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major f
officials say. israel. israel's always said that's nonsense. they had plenty of chances over the years to kill arafat when they were at war, so why poison him when they weren't fighting? scientists say it will three months to reach a verdict, and the israelis say they are sure the verdict of death and the cause of death will be established as natural causes. natalie? >> all right. martin flesch owner the west bank for us. thank you, martin. >>> the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor has had its operations suspended by the fda. officials found salmonella all over sunland inc.'s processing plant. earlier this year 41 people across 20 states, most of them children, fell ill from the company's peanut butter which is primarily sold at trader joe's. the company had been set to reopen today. >>> a health scare for oprah winfrey. the media mogul revealed that she thought she might have breast cancer last month. the scare turned out to be a false alarm. she shared the news at an "o" magazine news conference. >>> and chaos in sydney, australia, this morning as construction workers
choose obama. in germany, 92%. in israel, polls strongly favor romney who locally supported iran's nuclear facility. continuity and age is important to nations in transition. >> there are people worried about if the brother is going to run amuck. i'm not sure what they expect america to do or how gentle they want the president to be, but they see america as something to potentially save them from egypt. >> reporter: and what about china at the brink of an important party election of its own? >> the election will affect how the world will be going in ten years. >> reporter: analysts say the reason so many europeans could be so reluctant to see the administration change in the u.s. is because they worry about what's forging the new relationship to them and politically speaking to them, change doesn't necessarily have a positive connotation. in some of their own experiences lately, it has only worsened problems, like with youth unemployment. savannah? >> michelle kosinski in london this morning. thank you so much. >>> just ahead, how well does voice." we'll put her to the test after
by the vatican. but israel and the u.s. are opposed to the bid, saying it violates peace accords. >>> yet another arrest this morning for lindsay lohan. the troubled starlet was charged with assault around 4:00 a.m. in manhattan. she allegedly punched another woman in the face at a new york city nightclub. the other woman was not arrested and was not taken to the hospital. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mary. >>> good morning, there's growing optimism that a budget deal will be reached to keep the u.s. from falling off the fiscal cliff. today, investors get another read on the holiday shopping season when retailers report their november figures for sales at stores open more than a year. >>> and general motors and its chinese partners are building a third plan in china in order to meet growing demand in that country. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> a heartwarming photo is going viral online for all of the right reasons. on a freezing november night, nypd officer lawrence duprimo saw a
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